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Clinicians gathered around a patient

January 24, 2018

People Having a Stroke Now Have More Options for Treatment

Speedy action is still critical, but doctors’ tools have expanded, according to new treatment guidelines developed by a group of experts led by a UNC neurologist.

Physicians, Stroke

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Action shot of boy tossing autumn leaves up into the air.

January 4, 2018

UNC Autism Research Earns High National Honors

Autism Speak, the NIH and Spectrum all singled out a team at the UNC School of Medicine for top honors in 2017.

Autism, Awards, Research

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The beautiful old well at UNC-Chapel Hill

September 13, 2017

UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.

Autism, Awards, Collaboration, Grants, News, Research

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September 11, 2017

UNC lung researchers awarded $12.5-million NIH grant to develop new...

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four UNC experts a translational program project grant (tPPG) to develop and test therapeutics aimed at reducing the hyper-concentration of mucus often found in cystic fibrosis and asthma patients.

Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Grants, Innovation, News, Pulmonology

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E-cigarettes

September 3, 2017

Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to...

Using data from two studies on COPD, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on use patterns and whether they can mitigate the worst health outcomes of COPD. Initial results of a preliminary study do not reflect positively on e-cigarettes.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Research, Tobacco

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Treated Alzheimers Neurons

August 18, 2017

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells - and related to Alzheimer's disease - can be stopped or reversed.

Alzheimer's, News, Research, Studies

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Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD

June 20, 2017

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.

Cancer, Genetics, Lung Cancer, Research, Tobacco

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Brain Melanoma

June 16, 2017

Promising results found for treatment of melanoma in the brain

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2017 in Chicago, researchers presented promising data for two different investigational drug regimens used to treat melanoma that has spread to the brain, a common and deadly complication of this cancer.

Brain Cancer, Brain Health, Cancer, Melanoma, News, Treatment

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Researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12

May 12, 2017

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromo...

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

Eating Disorders, Genetics

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